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Help to check BA seat availability and BA flight loads

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This is community help desk which allows members to assist each other in finding out how many seats are available on any given flight.

If you wish to request availability for a specific flight, please state the date and origin/departure airport codes, not just the flight number.

Please also restrict requests to BA/oneworld flights - flights for other airlines may be removed to avoid cluttering the thread and taking it away from BAEC.


As of 15 Oct 2014 flightstats.com no longer displays flight availability.

Fare class availability can be queried in various ways*:
* Please update wiki if you know of any others.
** Origin of data concealed and probably unauthorised (so buyer beware)


What do the codes mean?
Suppose we have a result as F1 A0 J9 C7 D0 RC IC W9 E9 T4 Y9 BC HC ...

This means:
There is 1 seat in the F bucket for sale
There are 0 seats in the A and D bucket for sale, but you can join the waitlist in case seats get released later.
There are at least 9 seats in the J, W, E and Y buckets.
The R, I, B and H buckets are closed to waitlisting.

There are two important things to note about how to interpret these numbers that many people don't understand as it is very counter intuitive:
1) There is NO direct relation to the actual number of seats available on the specific flight. They only mean that the airline is willing to sell this many seats on that specific flight. The airline may intend to oversell seats or withhold seats from sale for many reasons.

2) In the example above, the results show W9 E9 T4 (which are all WT+ buckets). This does not mean that there are 9+9+4=22 seats for sale. Interpret these numbers as "there are at least 9 seats for sale in WT+". There could really be anywhere between 9 and 22 seats for sale - we just can't tell from the numbers the system gives us. Therefore, the conservative approach of assuming that there are at least 9 seats for sale is usually the best one.


What does the "C" mean?
Closed to waitlisting.
In the example above we have RC, IC, BC and HC. This is different to A0 and D0: The A and D buckets are "full" but you can apply to join their waitlists (if your fare permits waitlisting). With R, I, B and H you cannot even request a seat.

The carrier will determine how to confirm your seat if it wishes. Sometimes this may happen immediately, other times only a few minutes before the flight's departure. The order of the waitlist is determined by the carrier privately, but your Executive Club status will push you towards the front of the queue. Many cheap fares do not allow waitlisting.


Differences for non-BA airlines
  • Some carriers (those using Sabre such as AA) only show a maximum of 7 available seats (not 9). Others only show a maximum of 5.
  • Some carriers use "L" instead of "0" (e.g., CL DL YL) to indicate you may waitlist for the seat. This tends to happen when the entire flight is on a list basis.
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Old Aug 18, 18, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by SoggyDollar View Post
219
HKG
01/03/19 1:35 AM
MAN
01/03/19 6:35 AM
J9 C9 D9 I7 W9 R9 E0 Y9 B9 H9 K0 M0
L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0

219
HKG
01/04/19 1:35 AM
MAN
01/04/19 6:35 AM
J9 C9 D7 I0 W9 R9 E0 Y9 B9 H0 K0 M0
L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0

Oh, and welcome to FT!
thanks
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Old Aug 18, 18, 11:33 pm
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Hi guys

Please can someone list the flight loads for DXB-LHR BA108 on Monday 20th August
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Old Aug 18, 18, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by SuitedandBooted View Post
Hi guys

Please can someone list the flight loads for DXB-LHR BA108 on Monday 20th August
108
DXB
08/20/18 9:20 AM
LHR
08/20/18 2:15 PM
F1 A0 J2 C0 D0 R0 I0 W1 E0 T0 Y0 B0
H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Aug 19, 18, 2:45 pm
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Could someone please look up HER-LGW on 25 August, BA 2553? Thank you!
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Old Aug 19, 18, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by sk View Post
could someone please look up her-lgw on 25 august, ba 2553? Thank you!
j3 c0 d0 r0 i0 y0 b0 h0 k0 m0 l0 v0n0 o0 q0 s0 g0
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Old Aug 20, 18, 5:47 am
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Hi, can someone please check loads for LHR - SCL (BA 251) for today, August 20?
Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 5:48 am
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LHR - SCL (BA 251)

F2
A1 J4 C0 D0 R0 I0 W9 E9 T9 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N7 Q7 O7 G7
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Old Aug 20, 18, 4:48 pm
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Would someone be kind enough to check BA218 on August 26th please?
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Old Aug 21, 18, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by bronco122 View Post
Would someone be kind enough to check BA218 on August 26th please?
There you are:
F4 A3 J9 C1 D1 R0 I0 W9 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N2 Q0 O0 G9

However, next time please specify the departure and arrival airports too.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 5:56 am
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Hi All,

Could someone check the loads on BA0085 to Vancouver for Friday 24/8

Many thanks
GavT
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Old Aug 21, 18, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by GavT_london View Post
Hi All,

Could someone check the loads on BA0085 to Vancouver for Friday 24/8

Many thanks
GavT
Here you go.

F3 A2 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B9
H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Aug 21, 18, 6:07 am
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thanks very much peter01
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Old Aug 21, 18, 10:17 am
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Could someone kindly check BA 183 LHR-JFK for Aug 22? Thanks.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by PAL62V View Post
Could someone kindly check BA 183 LHR-JFK for Aug 22? Thanks.
Here you go:

F2 A2 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B8
H5 K3 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
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Old Aug 21, 18, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Flexible preferences View Post
Here you go:

F2 A2 J9 C0 D0 R0 I0 W3 E0 T0 Y9 B8
H5 K3 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0
That was fast! Thanks!
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